New York City hasn’t always been synonymous as kid-friendly, but Times Square offers an assortment of exciting activities for families traveling with kids this summer. Here’s a run-down of some Times Square treats:
Located at: 1600 Broadway, New York, NY
A 25,000 square foot building packed with candy is a dream come true for children young and old. Above and beyond every kind of M&M you could ever want, you’ll find clothing, toys and an assortment of souvenirs. Oh, and did we mention a 50-foot, two-story-high, wall of chocolate delight? Impressive, isn’t it?
Toys ‘R Us
Located at: 1514 Broadway, New York, NY
Take a joy ride on a 60-foot Ferris wheel, meet some fun and impressive characters (like Spiderman!), an abundance of special events and of course, toys, toys galore. Don’t miss the roaring dinosaur (it’s life-sized) or the massive Barbie house.
Dave and Buster’s
Located at: 234 W 42nd St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
If you’re looking to please every member of your family, Dave and Buster’s should do the trick. This legendary eatery, arcade and activity center is busting with thrills for the entire family. The kids’ menu is diverse and you’ll never have to worry about keeping restless young ones under control in this entertainment mecca.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Located at: 234 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
Over 500 fun, shocking and amazing exhibits occupy Ripley’s Times Square. Try Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace that will have you dashing and darting through a laser maze; enjoy live sideshow experiences like the World’s Tallest Man; or hide from the pickled tourist head! Check out Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’s photo gallery to get a peek at what other outrageous surprises wait.
Staying in Manhattan with kids can be lots of fun (really) but it takes a bit of planning. Your hotel choice is essential to a positive experience. Explore the range of rooms and suites offered by Hotel Mela, a cheap boutique hotel located in Midtown Manhattan. Lots of family fun waits!